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no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake. >> reporter: it's just after 3:00 thursday afternoon. a house on tillett loop in manassas has caught fire fanned by strong winds. the flames quickly spread. 911 calls begin flooding prince william county f
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> all right, stephen colbert will be testifying before congress. half spoken word, half dance number. [ laughter ] >> the big story, you heard right. comedian stephen colbert is in d.c. to testify before congress, particularly about immigration outside a house committee. sherri ly is live with details. >> reporter: stephen colbert may be a comedian but his appearance on capital hill today is no joke. you wouldn't think of him as a person that was an expert on illegal immigration but anyone who watches his show knows he recently joined up with the united farm workers to spend a day on a farm as a migrant worker. the comedy central host will testify about his experience doing that alongside the ufw at a house judiciary subcommittee hearing on illegal immigrants working in agriculture. his stint as a farm worker appeared on his show last night, the could be air report. last month he spent the day on a farm in upstate new york picking beans and sorting corn. it's part of the ufw taking our jobs campaign, inviting americans to replace an undoc
or political spectacle? still to come some of stephen colbert's testimony on captiol hill. >>> and why sometimes it is a good idea to pack your own parachute. seriously. the story is up connection next. >>> the sixth amendment of the constitution garns you the right to a speedy trial. but lawyers for the man accused of stabbing five people in michigan say they don't need one. hi is also suspected in three stabbings in lees bug, another in ohio. he is facing a murder count and five attempted murder charges in michigan. >>> in belgium, headlines are filled with the details of a trial surrounding a deadly love triangle. a 26-year-old woman is charged with cutting the parachute of her 88-year-old romantic rival -- 38-year-old romantic rival. both women were in love with the parachuter and they were jumping together but the woman's parachute didn't open. >>> students a at the university of virginia spent the day talking to each other trying to stop violence around them. the dialogue was spur bad think myrrh of love. a series of discussions about campus safety and violence prevention highlig
're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
is kidnapped and then forced to help rob the bank. >>> comedian stephen colbert took his tookt capitol hill to talk about illegal immigrant farm workers. >>> the top drug enforce many agency wants everybody to clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend. >>> the redskins still don't know who their starting left tackle will be. they do say they're ready for sam bradford, the number one overall pick. plus the terps want to get back on track against florida international tomorr >>> in florida, they're still trying to sortout a bank robbery that ban the at the apartment of a bank teller. according to investigators, the two men broke in around midnight. they held the teller and his father. then they strapped a bomb to his chest. two of the robbers took him to the bank and forced him to open the vault. the third suspect stayed behind with the teller's father. eventually all three of the robbers got away. it is not clear just how much money they got. nobody was injured. >>> sarah shourd is the american hiker who spentore a year in iran. we have gotten word that she met with mahmoud ahmadinejad
have your producer inside the courthouse. >>> crowded cameras and reporters flanked stephen colbert heading into congress this morning but one lawmaker did not think that was so appropriate and actually asked the tv personality to leave. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> happy to do so. i'm only here at your invitation. >> nbc news correspondent luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, if nothing else, colbert is definitely bringing to our attention this issue that touches on a lot of things of concern to a lot of americans right now, immigration, jobs, and our food. >> right. stephen colbert testified before a subcommittee about immigration. he was talking about the plate of a lot of undocumented farm workers in the country, a lot of the folks that pick the apples and oranges that we use every day of our lives. what he was trying to get to, quote, migrant workers suffer have no right. he was a little comedic but he was also serious. take a listen. >> i've got to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ag job
, a baltimore city principal. >> and stephen colbert went to capitol hill to make crucial statements on immigration reform. >> the live h.d. doppler radar. the satellite imaginary is in here, too. they don't show up all that well. you can see a couple sprinkles up around west virginia into pennsylvania. behind that, in ohio and just into west virginia, western west virginia, just west of the mountains, there is a cool front. it reaches down into tennessee. the rain is much more vigorous down in tennessee, mississippi, and alabama than it is this far north. when the front comes through, you have to make changes. that's all right. if we get out of the 90's and only be in the 70's or 80's over the weekend, that will be a step in the right direction anyway. let's look at the current readings outside. it is warm this for this time of year. humidity still up in. 66%. 29.87 the pair metric fresh. that's low. it has been showing a falling tendency for the past couple hours. that front still is west of us and moving in. southwest wind at 3 miles per hour. litter winds become more westerly and
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> comedian stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning. he is testifying about immigration before a house committee. we are getting more now from sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. i know a lot of people out there are thinking stephen colbert isn't exactly the person you would consider an expert witness on illegal immigration. but he is coming here to testify along with the united farm workers after take the ufw up on its would have to have u.s. citizens or legal residents replace illegal immigrants working on farms. he has fee you ared the take our jobs campaign on the colbert show. last month, he spent a day at an upstate new york farm as a migrant work arer parking boxes of corn and picking beans in the field. today, he will appear alongside the u fw on testify during a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he will return to washington next month for a rally on the national mall. it is part of dueling rallies by comedy central hosts. some 60,000 people a
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
to you. >>> if stephen colbert's trip to captiol hill today was aimed at getting attention, it worked. how his testimony on undocumented workers went over with congress. >>> after a brief court appearance in beverly hills, lindsay lohan is sent back to jail for failing drug tests. i will have that story coming up. >>> but first, a bizarre bank robbery in miami. robbers strap a bomb to a teller and then force him to go to his bank to get the cash. >>> a bank hostage drama unfolded near the university of miami in coral gables. it has ended peacefully but listen to this, authorities say a bank of america teller was abducted this morning. he's now safe. the three suspects, who abducted him, got away. the fbi says a robber strapped a possible bomb to this man's chest, and forced him to steal money from the bank. the university of miami used text messages to alert students to the situation, which again is over. the university of virginia is holding day-long discussions about campus safety and violence prevention today. they are calling it a day of dialogue toward a caring community. this ev
any minute. and you are called to quote freak out for freedom. john stew wrt and stephen colbert set up competing rallies to take political satire to a new level. welcome to all of the people in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off today and i'm s i'm s i i i'm suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and in venezuela, a scientist said he promised caracas that he could build a bomb within the decade. our correspondent jeanne meserve is following the story for us. the couple worked at the las alamos laboratory. what do you know? >> well, the nuclear physicist here allegedly passed the nuclear secrets to someone he thought was a representative of the venezuelan government, but the contact was an undercover fbi agent. u.s. officials say that the government of hugo chavez had no involvement and had no information that venezuela has any plans to build a nuclear weapon. >> this indictment does not allege that the government of venezuela or anyone acting on its behalf sought or was passed any classified information. nor does it charge any venezuelan
! bill: he got a big following doing political parody and stephen colbert is going to washington to testify on the hot button issue of what? immigration. and a lot of folks are asking why. martha: and his beautiful wife. and a terrifying plane crash that ended awfully. it's not then of the story, folks. we're going to show you what happened after that. martha: an air show went terribly wrong. watch what happened to this little plane as it spiraled out of control, it crashed and burst into flames, very scary for everyone on the ground and of course the pilot but he survived. he was rushed to the hospital. apparently it was flying too low, clipped its wing. it was a scary situation from that fiery crash. bill: let's hear it for a miracle, right? do not adjust your television. stephen colbert is testifying this hour on capitol hill, appearing before a house subcommittee on the hot button issue of immigration, that move not sitting well with many, especially after reports that colbert would testify in character, the character he uses on his nightly show. judge andrew napolitano has i
. >>> still ahea toght stephen colbert cracks up congress today. how he added a little sarcasm to the serious subject of immigration reform. >>> it's called the judgment room. a local company gives interns five minutes to sell themselves. the real test happens the second they step through door. >>> plus, a man uses an unusual weapon to scare away a bear. a story that will leave you >>> residents are onlert after wake up to find a bear roaming the streets. it was spotted here hillard street riht behind the john pool middle school. bear sightings are not uncommon in maryland but official with the state's department of natural resources say the sightingshave been up in recent year they say people should get bears distance and respectful not food. >>> brewing beer under a full moon and some seniors e hoping they have all the right moves to make it as a miami heat dancer. all stories that make you say what? there's a bear in mtana who might be just as scared of vegetables as young kids. the other night a woman let her dogs outside but noticed a bear coming down the hill. sh screamed and the bear s
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saying. >> not in this case. i'm a little biased because cuomo is a great guy. >>> has stephen colbert delivered his last joke on capitol hill? testimony from the comedian may have banned him from life. >>> a day after her first gubernatorial debate, meg whitman confronts a political firestorm after allegations she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant. first we're bracing for severe weather. here is bill karins with the latest. >> as advertised, a rough morning commute. already have flash flood warnings around d.c. tornado watch from philadelphia southward. new york city not looking pretty. this picture behind me in times square shows it. heavy in and tropical downpours in the city. there's a look at times square. only going to get worse as we go through out the day. this is a 24-hour event. the storm system is located in the carolinas and all of the moisture is coming straight up like this. it's going to rush all the way through the heavy populated areas especially from new york city south wards down through d.c. i mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just sout
with the top stories we're following at cnn. comedy central meets c-span. stephen colbert testified before a house judiciary subcommittee about a day he spent picking beans on a farm in upstate new york. the issues are serious. illegal immigration and chronic rampant unemployment. colbert says he hopes his experience would, quote, bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. some lawmakers were not amused. >>> the 20-something billionaire who founded facebook giving some of his money to newark public schools. when you're a billionaire, some can mean a lot. i'm talking $100 million. it's the first check written by a new foundation called start-up education finance by mark zuckerberg. >>> still in new york with the u.n. general assembly, president obama turns his sights to sudan. next hour focused on a countrywide vote whether the oil rich autonomous south should break from the north. part of a 2005 agreement ending two decades of war. some feel war is destined to return. >>> a case of stunned and outraged dog lovers the world around, star nfl quarterback michael vick busted for running a b
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of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
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